2017-18 Academic Year
Teacher: Alex Nagy and Allisyn Thomas
Required Summer Reading:
The Prayer Book Through the Ages, by William Sydnor, Revised Edition of The Story of the Real Prayer Book, Church Publishing, 1997.
“An exploration of the history of the Book of Common Prayer and its revisions, beginning with the 1549 English Prayer Book and continuing up to the present. This revised and expanded version of The Story of the Real Prayer Book (this book's original title) finishes the story of the final adoption of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. Sydnor explores why each revision was necessary, what was changed, added, omitted, as well as what was retained in the "new" book.
By understanding the delicate balance between the need for change and the preservation of what is timeless, William Sydnor believes that Episcopalians will "find anew that common ground of common prayer which is our legacy, our inspiration, and our joy."
Part One: Introduction to the Liturgy and the Eucharist - Alex Nagy
1.1 The Book of Common Prayer (BCP 1549-1928) Sep 9
1.2 Introduction to the liturgy Sep 23
1.3 Historical development of the offices and the Eucharist Sep 30
1.4 Liturgical renewal of Vatican II (1965) Oct 7
1.5 Liturgical renewal in the Episcopal Church: BCP 1979 Oct 14
1.6 Eucharistic Prayers of the Episcopal Church Oct 21
1.7 Liturgy within the Anglican Communion Oct 28
1.8 Liturgy beyond the Anglican Communion Nov 4
Part Two: Leading the Liturgy - Allisyn Thomas
2.1 Liturgy as formation Sep 16
2.2 Liturgy as a pastoral response Nov 18
2.3 Liturgy and the community Dec 2
2.4 Developing a personal style Dec 9